By Capt. Elizabeth McGuigan, director, Navy Graduate Medical Education (GME) & Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Bill Robinson, deputy, Navy GME & CME.
"This year’s Joint Service Graduate Medical Education Selection Board (JSGMESB), which chooses medical officers from the Army, Air Force and Navy for internship, residency, fellowship and non-clinical training, had a very different look – it was completely virtual! In 2012 the Navy Graduate Medical Education (GME) team put together a strategic plan for a virtual selection board in the event funding would not be approved for the JSGMESB. In early 2013, we were suddenly faced with sequestration and had to move forward with our virtual selection board plan."